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Browsing items in: Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles Inventory

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    • Biblia de San Luis

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    • A richly illustrated “Moralized Bible,” in Latin. The earliest references to this work are the codicil and testament of Alfonso X the Wise, king of Castile, describing it as a "historiated Bible in three books given to us by the king of France"...
    • Cantigas de Santa María

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    • This manuscript was produced at the court of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284), king of Castile. The songs (cantigas) are written in Galician-Portuguese, the language of the Spanish troubadours. In total, 420 “songs to the Virgin Mary” were...
    • Il Codice Squarcialupi

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    • The Squarcialupi Codex is one of the most notable fifteenth-century Italian music anthologies. Its 300 pieces represent nearly all of the most renowned composers of the fourteenth century. The codex is richly illuminated with gold and pigment. The...
    • Libro del caballero Zifar

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    • The Libro del caballero Zifar is the first extensive adventure story to have been written in Spanish and was composed around 1300. It retains traces of the chivalric romances of the Middle Ages and was probably written by Ferrand Martinez, cleric...
    • Theatrum Sanitatis

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    • Written by the Arab physician Ububchasym of Baldach (also known as Ellucasim Elimittar) in the mid 11th century, the Theatrum Sanitatis is a treatise on medicine. The work was widely popular in the 14th and 15th centuries and espouses medicine...
    • The Kaufmann Haggadah

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    • One of the finest examples of an illuminated Haggadah, the Kaufmann Haggadah is composed of 2 parts: 14 full page miniatures, and a decorated text. The episodes depicted in the miniatures recapitulate the Exodus story beginning with the discovery...
    • Coran de Muley Zaydan

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    • This sixteenth-century Koran was "executed in the Mosque of the Al-Badi Palace in Marrakech, and finished on the 13th day of the month of Rab'ia in the year 1008 after the Hegira [2nd November 1599], during the reign of Sultan Al-Mansur, father of...
    • Comentario al Apocalipsis

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    • In 776 Beatus, a staunchly orthodox monk from the monastery of San Martín de Turieno in Liébana in northern Spain, assembled a commentary on the Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse. Lavishly illustrated and known today as the Beatus...
    • Codice Albeldense

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    • Produced for the Monastery of St. Martin at Albelda (Rioja), the manuscript comprises 429 large folios written in double columns. All three of the illuminators are pictured in one of the miniatures. The Albelda codex is a compendium of canon and...
    • Biblia judía

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    • A fine example of a Mudejar (Spanish Muslim) binding, this manuscript also features fine filigree ornamentation and calligraphic medallions. The codex was used by the Spanish Rabbi Alfonso de Zamora, one of three Jewish scholars who worked under...
    • Beato de San Millán

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    • The codex was written in two phases. The first hand can be dated late 10th or early 11th century, and, along with the quality of the parchment, is evidence of a lack of material resources resulting from Al Mansur’s campaigns against Rioja at the...
    • Codex Aureus Escorialensis

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    • A collection of the four Gospels, the Codex Aureus (or Golden Codex) was written around 1035, during the reign of the Emperor Conrad II, although it was commissioned by his son, Henry III. The Codex Aureus is one of the most notable manuscripts of...
    • Codex Calixtinus

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    • Also known as the Liber Sancti Jacobi, this manuscript is a guidebook for pilgrims traveling to the shrine of the apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The text was long thought to have been written by Pope Callixtus II, but scholars...
    • Carmina Burana

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    • The title "Carmina Burana" literally means “songs of Beuren” and was given by Johann Andreas Schmeller to his complete edition (1847) of the poems contained in an early 13th-century German manuscript (discovered in 1803) from the Benedictine...
    • Apocalipsis Gulbenkian

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    • The text describes in allegorical language the struggles between good and evil, the persecution of the Church and its members, the temptations of the Devil and the tyrannical rule of the Antichrist. Evil creatures, including the Dragon, the Beast...
    • Martirologio de Usuardo

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    • From 841 to 847, Usuard was a monk at Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. His journey through Spain in 858 led to the incorporation of Spanish saints into his work on martyrs, which remained throughout the Middle Ages the most famous document of its...

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